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Freeman Mbowe

Freeman Mbowe

Freeman Mbowe is a Tanzanian politician and the current chairperson of the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA – Political Party for Democracy and Development). He was elected to continue as a National Assembly member representing the Hai District in the Kilimanjaro Region as per the 2015 general election. He is currently continuing with politics in the same political party.

He has been associated with and mentioned in the ownership of Free Media Ltd which is running the Kiswahili newspaper namely Tanzania Daima. However, on paper, at the Business registry BRELA, his wife Dr. Lillian Mtei is mentioned as founder, majority shareholder (75%) and director.

Free Media Limited is a publishing company dealing with print media and the owner of a Swahili Daily newspaper namely Tanzania Daima. According to Free Media Limited business identity number is 486563.

According to Audience share based on GeoPoll survey (2018), its newpaper, Tanzania Daima is ranked 11th with 2% readership of the share market among 30 newspapers selected in the project in the country.

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current chairperson of the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA – Political Party for Democracy and Development) since 2004

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Edwin Mtei

Father-in-law. He was Minister of Finance in the Nyerere Government, and was the first Governor of the Bank of Tanzania. In 1992 Mr. Mtei threw himself deep into the waters of multiparty politics. He founded Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) - the Party for Democracy and Development - and worked tirelessly to see it grow, despite his own failure to win the parliamentary seat for Arusha Urban in the 1995 election.

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